Energy assistance available for home owners, renters

Team, Inc., is now taking appointments for energy assistance with winter heating bills.

Households qualify for assistance if they fall below these income levels: $32,514 for a household of one, $42,519 for a household of two, $52,523 for a three person household and $62,528 for a four person household.

“This year is predicted to be one of the coldest yet and we want the community to know that Team offers a heating assistance program,” said Ellen McAuliffe, Team manager of energy assistance. “This program is developed to help those who are struggling financially and could use assistance to get through the upcoming winter months.”

Applicants are eligible based on review of their total gross household income, such as job earnings, unemployment compensation, social security, pension, household size and liquid assets. If an applicant is approved for assistance, Team will make direct payments to their home heating provider.

Both homeowners and renters who are residents of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Milford, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton and Woodbridge can apply for energy assistance from Team.

How to contact

To schedule an appointment, call 203-736-5420 and follow the prompts.

In coming weeks, local numbers will be active: Milford, 203-783-3253 (starts Sept. 15), Woodbridge, 203-389-3429 (starts Sept. 15); and Orange, 203-891-4787 (starts Oct. 1).

Team is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit corporation whose mission is to connect individuals and families with solutions that lead to well-being, self-sufficiency and full participation in the community. It aims to achieve its mission by conducting activities that address the needs of economically disadvantaged individuals and families including resource mobilization, education, advocacy and service delivery.